Minecraft is an open world game created by Markus Persson (Mojang AB). One or several players interact in a 3D virtual world. The whole world is made of ‘blocks’; the floor is made of blocks, rocks, fields, forests and water are constructed of blocks. These blocks can be harvested and placed elsewhere by players. Even in-game objects such as flowers, single trees or for instance a table, can be created by combining particular blocks.
The game does not state a fixed game plan around mining and reusing resources. Users can creatively accomplish most variable constructions. Players are represented in the game by an avatar sprite (also made of blocks), which may be moved in the game world; walking, swimming of flying, to manipulate any game block
The game allows to either play single player modus or playing together as a group in one virtual world. New worlds may be generated randomly; predefined worlds can be further processed. Also, the game may be saved at any point, allowing to continue playing later at the same state of the virtual world.
Onetime costs to purchase Minecraft licenses (a class set of licenses is available in the come_IN Clubs).
(Optional) costs for printing 3D constructions.
Two sessions up to several months.
Digital 3D constructions in Minecraft can be exported in 3D printable formats (via tools such as Mineways) to create a haptical 3D model by the help of a 3D printer. This way, Minecraft and Mineways can be combined to exploit Minecraft’s potential to serve as a 3D modelling environment.
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